Our health and wellness guide to Brooklyn features everything you need to keep your family healthy, including doctors and pediatricians, dentists and orthodontists, hospitals and medical centers, therapists and specialists, gyms and fitness programs, and more!
BRIENZA'S ACADEMIC ADVANTAGE
8696 18th Ave.
1902 Ave. T
259 Rose Ave., Staten Island
215 E. 6th St., NYC
Brienza’s Academic Advantage is an approved NYCDOE Special Education Teacher Support Services (SETSS) provider. Brienza provides SETSS to eligible nonpublic school students who have an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) that entitles them to SETSS. Our program offers individualized instruction in an organized and nurturing environment. There is no cost to parents for participating in this program. Services are offered in Brooklyn and Staten Island. Registration is ongoing, so please contact us at 718-232-0114.
CAO, HAI T. MD, PC
501 5th Ave., Park Slope
Dr Cao entered medicine with the objective of becoming a small town doctor who makes it his priority to spend time with his patients, and develop trusting relationships with their parents. Park Slope has been the perfect setting to realize these hopes, in Dr Cao's 13 years of practice as a pediatrician. Dr Cao received his medical degree at Indiana University and completed his pediatric residency at NY Methodist Hospital-New York Presbyterian Cornell. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the section on Foster Care and Adoption.
CHALLENGE EARLY INTERVENTION CENTER
Executive Office: 649 39th St., Brooklyn, NY 11232
Queens Office: 72-38 Main St., Flushing, NY 11367
Staten Island: 1911 Richmond Ave. Staten Island, NY 10314
Twenty-five years of excellence! Multilingual developmental evaluations, early intervention, ABA, daycare and inclusion programs for children ages birth-3 in home, community, and our center. Contracted with NYC Early Intervention Program. Speech-language, occupational, physical therapies, special instruction, ABA, assistive technology, service coordination, more. Support groups, educational workshops, social work, counseling services for families. No out-of-pocket cost to parents. Challenge provides an intensive, behaviorally based program for children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
CHELSEA PIERS SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX
23rd Street & Hudson River Park, NYC
Chelsea Piers is a 28-acre sports village located on three historic Hudson River piers, offering Manhattan’s best sports programming for children ages 12 months to 17 years. Children enjoy state-of-the-art facilities, including a gymnastics center, rock-climbing wall, indoor soccer fields, basketball courts, batting cages, two indoor ice rinks, high-tech golf driving range, 40-lane bowling center, and Little Athletes Exploration Center. For gymnastics, basketball, soccer, baseball, rock climbing, and other sports programs, call 212-336-6500. For ice-skating or hockey programs, call 212-336-6100. For junior golf programs, call 212-336-6400. For bowling, call 212-835-BOWL (2695).
CHI MOSHI INC.
148 Lafayette Ave., Suite 2, Fort Greene
Chi Moshi Inc. massage studio is located in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. The studio provides advanced therapeutic and relaxation massages in a safe, comfortable, and tranquil environment. We offer the highest quality of care to clients of all ages including children, adults, and seniors. Our services include a variety of massage techniques that are uniquely designed to relieve the pain and stress associated with day-to-day living, while aiding in the rehabilitation of physical injuries.
Fidelis Care, the New York State Catholic Health Plan, serves more than 776,000 members in 59 counties statewide. Fidelis Care believes all New Yorkers should have access to affordable, quality health insurance. Through New York State's Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid Managed Care programs, members are covered for checkups, preventive care, hospital and emergency care, eye exams, dental care, and more. Fidelis Care also offers a variety of benefit options for seniors through Fidelis Medicare Advantage, Dual Advantage, Medicaid Advantage Plus, and Fidelis Care at Home programs, available in certain counties.
JACKSON, LOIS DDS
16 Court St., Suite 2211, Brooklyn
505 LaGuardia Place, NYC
Dr. Lois Jackson is very experienced in pediatric dental care for children, adolescents and special-needs patients. She is the president of the New York State Association of Pediatric Dentists. To give back to the community, Dr. Jackson volunteers and supports numerous civic and cultural organizations. She is a Member of the Board of Directors for the Camp Brooklyn (sending children to camp), Flatbush Development Corporation, East Midwood Jewish Center and Fisk Terrace Neighborhood Association. Dr. Jackson was a Nickelodeon Parents' Pick for Best Dentist for two years running!
MARKS JCH OF BENSONHURST - SPECIAL NEEDS PROGRAM
7802 Bay Parkway, Bensonhurst
The philosophy of Marks JCH is that every child needs a place to feel a sense of belonging. Our Sunday Funday program is a social-skills program for children on the ASD Spectrum. The weekly sessions offer a variety of activities that allow children to learn and grow. For teenagers with special needs, we offer a Job Readiness Program, which assists teenagers with various job-focused skills. For more information, please contact Julia Bogatykh at 718-943-6303.
NEW YORK METHODIST HOSPITAL
506 6th St., Park Slope
New York Methodist Hospital is a 651-bed (including bassinets) voluntary, acute-care, teaching facility in Park Slope. NYM offers Institutes in advanced and minimally invasive surgery; asthma and lung disease; cancer care; cardiology and cardiac surgery; digestive and liver disorders; diabetes and other endocrine disorders; vascular medicine and surgery; family care; neurosciences; orthopedic medicine and surgery; and women’s health. NYM also provides a Pediatric After-Hours Center and a dedicated pediatric emergency department. NYM is affiliated with the Weill Cornell Medical College, and is a member of the New York-Presbyterian Healthcare System.
PEDIATRIC IMMEDIATE CARE
698 Manhattan Ave.
150 E. Sunrise Highway, Lindenhurst
1077 W. Jericho Turnpike, Smithtown
Pediatric Immediate Care is a team of hearts where kids come first. State-of-the-art medical office equipment allows us to deliver your test results during your visit. Kid-friendly, walk-ins welcome, most insurance plans accepted. Complete pediatric and adolescent care, babies, school, and sports physicals. Certified urgent care recommended by Urgent Care Association of America. Twenty-eight years of dedication to our patients. The offices are open every day, seven days a week, including holidays, 8am-11pm.
Premier Care of Bellmore
2459 Merrick Road, Bellmore
Premier Care of Commack
6500 Jericho Turnpike, Commack
Premier Care of Great Neck
415 Northern Blvd., Great Neck
Premier Care of Levittown
3276 Hempstead Turnpike, Levittown
Premier Care of Lindenhurst
656 North Wellwood Ave., Lindenhurst
Premier Care of Lynbrook
585 Merrick Road, Lynbrook
Premier Care of Maspeth
74-25 Grand Ave., Maspeth
Premier Care of Park Slope
418 - 420 5th Ave., Park Slope
At Premier Care, our highly trained and experienced emergency medicine doctors deliver expert care to you and your loved ones in a state-of-the-art, clean, and friendly environment. We work with your primary physician or pediatrician to help you or your child quickly get through any urgent medical need you may have. All our facilities have X-ray and laboratory services on site enabling us to diagnose and treat all urgent care medical conditions.
THE SCHOOL AT THE MARK MORRIS DANCE CENTER
3 Lafayette Ave., Fort Green
The School reflects the spirit of the Mark Morris Dance Group in its celebration of dance and music. Classes are offered for ages 4-17 on a full-year basis in Creative Dance, Modern Dance, Ballet, Jazz/Hip-Hop, Tap Dance, African Dance, and Music and Singing, as well as Dance FUNdamentals, a class for kids with disabilities, ages 11-17. Parent/Toddler Movement and New Mom and Baby Workshops for children younger than age 4 are also offered.